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133 – Top 5 Anime Intro Songs

One of the best things about anime…the openings!

In a vast sea of anime out there, it’s difficult to figure out what show to watch next. Lucky enough, one of the best ways is through it’s opening where it often has the best animation, a great look at what the show will be about, and above all else, a catchy earworm tune that will keep you coming back for more! So join Tuong and Anime Waifus Amanda Parker, Ethan Howieson, and Adam Cunning as they belt their way through ranking a Top 5 Anime Intro Songs list!

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E19: Scaring Lamprey Using Sound with Victoria Heath

Sea Lamprey are an invasive species in the Great Lakes. Our guest Victoria Heath works in marine labs doing research into chasing them out of sensitive areas using sounds that don’t harm the environment. Vinny and Katie share the latest research about babies and moon dirt.

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EP65 – Survival Meth-ods

Even though Angus and Sal are stuck in the wilds of the untamed forest district that won’t stop them from getting an episode out on time! The guys show off the camp they’ve survived in for the past week and their plans for rescue. Guaranteed to have more bees and amphetamines than you were expecting.

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DD51 – Winnie the Pooh (2011)

In a world where just about everything feels unpredictable, it’s comforting to return to a familiar face – or more accurately, a familiar bottom half whose top is stuck, as always, in a honey pot. 2011’s Winnie the Pooh has a lot in common with its predecessors, and while it’s not quite high adventure, a missing tail and a mysterious Backson will provide enough hijinks to keep you smiling along with Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and the rest of the gang.

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E18: Teaching Semantics to Computers with Frederick Gietz

Talking to computers is tricky because people use a lot of context clues to figure out exactly what people mean. Computers like to take things literally so it’s a challenge for them to untangle any ambiguity or multiple meanings. Frederick Gietz is a computational linguist working on research to help computers understand how these messy humans use verbs. Katie and Vinny talk about mosquitofish and what happens to DNA in microgravity.

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E17: Detecting Pesticides Using Biofilm with Moira Ijzerman

Pesticides can be found in so many of our waterways thanks to industrial farming. Monitoring the levels of pesticides in our water is important to ensure the health of our water supplies and everything that lives in them. MSc student Moira Ijzerman studies new ways to detect and measure their presence using a new type of material, biofilms. Vinny and Katie share facts about Mars and millipedes.

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EP64 – Camp Grenade-ah

A city destroying threat has come to Super City! Angus and Sal have been called in to support the brave heroes combating evil. They just need to grab a few things from the S.H.A.R.T. gadget locker.

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DD50 – Tangled (2010)

Tangled is a lot of things: an imaginative take on a familiar tale; one of Alan Menken’s greatest works; a reminder of the importance of following one’s dreams; a really effective advertisement for frying pans. Full of love, laughs, and of course, lanterns, this one holds a special place in the hearts of the Dummies – softies that they are.

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E16: Listening for Slow Earthquakes with Meghomita Das

When you think of an earthquake, you think of a sudden destructive event that lasts minutes or even seconds. Our guest this week is Meghomita Das who studies “slow earthquakes”. Slow earthquakes release the same amount of energy but over a timescale of weeks or even months. We talk about what slow earthquakes can tell us about the Earth’s history and earthquake predictions. Katie and Vinny talk about the whales and the bees.

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Ep 110 – Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) with whinnaay

“Sonic, meet Knuckles.”

This week join Tuong and Twitch streamer extraordinaire whinnaay as they talk about the joys and struggles of streaming, whinnaay’s lack of popculture knowledge, and their love of everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog in his latest hit movie sequel – Sonic the Hedgehog 2!

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